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Napping can Dramatically Increase Learning, Memory, Awareness, and More

Napping can Dramatically Increase Learning, Memory, Awareness, and More | Counselling and Psychology | Scoop.it
A natural phenomena in the circadian rhythm, napping can dramatically increase learning ability and memory, raise awareness, and much more, studies show.

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Europeans have been taking a siesta between 1pm and 4pm for years. Now Google has taken the initiative and allow their staff the benefits of nap time.  I wonder how much of an increase in productivity Australia would experience?  I know I work better after a snooze.

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maybe we need the couches back :-)

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Mental health problems in the workplace - Harvard Health

Mental health problems in the workplace - Harvard Health | Counselling and Psychology | Scoop.it
Mental health problems affect many employees — a fact that is usually overlooked because these disorders tend to be hidden at work. Researchers analyzing…
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Mental health problems affect many employees — a fact that is usually overlooked because these disorders tend to be hidden at work. Researchers analyzing results from the U.S. National Comorbidity Survey, a nationally representative study of Americans ages 15 to 54, reported that 18% of those who were employed said they experienced symptoms of a mental health disorder in the previous month.
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A new look at self-injury

A new look at self-injury | Counselling and Psychology | Scoop.it

Self-injury is a well-recognized clinical phenomenon, but its causes — and therefore its cures — have been somewhat elusive. Two clinical researchers have compelling and complementary views on why people engage in this harmful behavior.

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Self-injury is a well-recognized clinical phenomenon, but its causes — and therefore its cures — have been somewhat elusive. Two clinical researchers have compelling and complementary views on why people engage in this harmful behavior.

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Sleep Disorders & Insomnia Guide | Psych Central

Sleep Disorders & Insomnia Guide | Psych Central | Counselling and Psychology | Scoop.it

Sleep disorders affect a lot more people than most people realize — up to 20 percent of Americans in any given year suffer from a sleep problem, according to the National Institutes of Health. Many people who suffer from problems sleeping don’t even realize it. They may walk through the day feeling a little tired, unfocused, and unable to get started. These disorders and the resulting sleep deprivation interfere with work, driving, and social activities. The most common sleep disorders include insomnia, sleep apnea, daytime sleepiness, restless legs syndrome, and narcolepsy.

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Sleep disorders affect a lot more people than most people realize — up to 20 percent of Americans in any given year suffer from a sleep problem, according to the National Institutes of Health. Many people who suffer from problems sleeping don’t even realize it. They may walk through the day feeling a little tired, unfocused, and unable to get started. These disorders and the resulting sleep deprivation interfere with work, driving, and social activities. The most common sleep disorders include insomnia, sleep apnea, daytime sleepiness, restless legs syndrome, and narcolepsy.

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Transgender Kids Show Consistent Gender Identity Across Measures

Transgender Kids Show Consistent Gender Identity Across Measures | Counselling and Psychology | Scoop.it
A study with 32 transgender children, ages 5 to 12, indicates that the gender identity of these children is deeply held and is not the result of confusion about gender identity or pretense. The study, led by psychological scientist Kristina Olson of the University of Washington, is one of the first to explore gender identity in transgender children using implicit measures that operate outside conscious awareness and are, therefore, less susceptible to modification than self-report measures.
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A study with 32 transgender children, ages 5 to 12, indicates that the gender identity of these children is deeply held and is not the result of confusion about gender identity or pretense.

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8 Suggestions for Strengthening Self-Esteem When You Have Depression | World of Psychology

8 Suggestions for Strengthening Self-Esteem When You Have Depression | World of Psychology | Counselling and Psychology | Scoop.it
Depression and low self-esteem often go hand-in-hand. Low self-esteem leaves individuals vulnerable to depression. Depression batters self-esteem. *

“Depression often distorts thinking, making a once-confident person feel insecure, negative and self-loathing,” said Deborah Serani, Psy.D, a clinical psychologist and author of the book Living with Depression.
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Depresion and low self-esteem often go hand-in-hand. Low self-esteem leaves individuals vulnerable to depression. Depression batters self-esteem.

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) | Psych Central

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating mental disorder that sometimes follows when a person has directly experienced or witnessed an extremely traumatic, tragic, or terrifying event. People with PTSD usually have persistent frightening thoughts and memories of their ordeal and feel emotionally numb, especially with people they were once close to.
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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating mental disorder that sometimes follows when a person has directly experienced or witnessed an extremely traumatic, tragic, or terrifying event. People with PTSD usually have persistent frightening thoughts and memories of their ordeal and feel emotionally numb, especially with people they were once close to.

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Understanding the Effects of Domestic Violence | Psych Central

Domestic violence physically, psychologically and socially affects women, men and their families.

Initially, the abuse usually is an attempt by one partner to exert control through intimidation, fear, verbal abuse or threats of violence. Victims of domestic violence may be isolated from friends, family and neighbors and lose their network of social support. With time, the abusive partner, or batterer, may use increasingly severe methods to maintain control. Eventually the violence may lead to serious injury and can result in hospitalization, or death.
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Domestic violence physically, psychologically and socially affects women, men and their families.  Initially, the abuse usually is an attempt by one partner to exert control through intimidation, fear, verbal abuse or threats of violence. Victims of domestic violence may be isolated from friends, family and neighbors and lose their network of social support. With time, the abusive partner, or batterer, may use increasingly severe methods to maintain control. Eventually the violence may lead to serious injury and can result in hospitalization, or death.

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Australian Psychological Society : Understanding and treating eating disorders

EATING disorders suffer from a poor image. Their public picture is typically an emaciated, young female starving herself in pursuit of the thin ideal. Meanwhile many psychologists perceive the area as a particularly challenging one to work in, a notion that is partly driven by difficulties in treating the sometimes fatal disorder, anorexia nervosa.
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Eating disorders suffer from a poor image. Their public picture is typically an emaciated, young female starving herself in pursuit of the thin ideal. Meanwhile many psychologists perceive the area as a particularly challenging one to work in, a notion that is partly driven by difficulties in treating the sometimes fatal disorder, anorexia nervosa.

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Trauma: Childhood Sexual Abuse

Trauma: Childhood Sexual Abuse | Counselling and Psychology | Scoop.it
Sexual abuse is a particularly sinister type of trauma because of the shame it instills in the victim. With childhood sexual abuse, victims are often too young to know how to express what is happening and seek out help. When not properly treated, this can result in a lifetime of PTSD, depression and anxiety.
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Sexual abuse is a particularly sinister type of trauma because of the shame it instills in the victim. With childhood sexual abuse, victims are often too young to know how to express what is happening and seek out help. When not properly treated, this can result in a lifetime of PTSD, depression and anxiety.

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Australian Psychological Society : Managing your anger

Australian Psychological Society : Managing your anger | Counselling and Psychology | Scoop.it
Anger is a normal human emotion and when it is managed properly it is not a problem. Everyone gets angry, and mild anger can sometimes be useful to express strong feelings and deal with situations.
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Anger is a normal human emotion and when it is managed properly it is not a problem. Everyone gets angry, and mild anger can sometimes be useful to express strong feelings and deal with situations.

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Love is Not Enough for a Healthy Marriage | World of Psychology

Love is Not Enough for a Healthy Marriage | World of Psychology | Counselling and Psychology | Scoop.it
Love gets you on the road to a healthy marriage. It can get and keep you in the game and help to keep you on the road.



Love is not enough, however, to play the game well. Love is not enough to get you where you want to go. Love is not enough for a healthy marriage.
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Love gets you on the road to a healthy marriage. It can get and keep you in the game and help to keep you on the road. Love is not enough, however, to play the game well.

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Meditation Helps Eating Disorder Recovery

Meditation Helps Eating Disorder Recovery | Counselling and Psychology | Scoop.it
When people are recovering from an eating disorder, feelings of anxiousness or stress can cause them to react through harmful behaviors such as purging, binge-eating, or not eating at all. Reverting back to destructive eating patterns can cause one to feel self-conscious about their body image and overall self-worth.
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People with eating disorders take such concerns to extremes, developing abnormal eating habits that threaten their well-being and even their lives. This question-and-answer fact sheet explains how psychotherapy can help people recover from these dangerous disorders.

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Psychology Article: Grief: The Journey From Suffering to Resilience - Georgia Psychological Association

Psychology Article: Grief: The Journey From Suffering to Resilience - Georgia Psychological Association | Counselling and Psychology | Scoop.it
Grief is an emotional response to a loss. It usually involves several stages, which include denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance (Kubler-Ross, 1969). Although many people go through these stages in a fairly predictable order, there is considerable overlap among the stages. Working through the stages of grief can eventually lead to the positive outcomes of recovery, resolution, and resilience. However, these outcomes are like a distant shore when one is drowning in those first powerful waves of grief.
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Grief is an emotional response to a loss. It usually involves several stages, which include denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance (Kubler-Ross, 1969). Although many people go through these stages in a fairly predictable order, there is considerable overlap among the stages. Working through the stages of grief can eventually lead to the positive outcomes of recovery, resolution, and resilience. However, these outcomes are like a distant shore when one is drowning in those first powerful waves of grief.

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Workplace Issues

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People spend nearly one-third of their adult lives at work, which causes workplace issues to become common source of stress for many. It is impossible to have a workplace where everyone's roles, expectations, and personalities work perfectly together, without conflict.

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People spend nearly one-third of their adult lives at work, which causes workplace issues to become common source of stress for many. It is impossible to have a workplace where everyone's roles, expectations, and personalities work perfectly together, without conflict.
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Deep Secrets: The Truth Behind Self-harm

Deep Secrets: The Truth Behind Self-harm | Counselling and Psychology | Scoop.it
Research reports one in twelve teens, mostly girls, self-harm and ten percent of them continue to deliberately harm themselves well into young adulthood. Many of these teens need help but are afraid to ask for it. One possible reason for their reluctance is the stigma associated with self-harming behavior and mental health.
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Reserach reports one in twelve teens, mostly girls, self-harm and ten percent of them continue to deliberately harm themselves well into young adulthood.  Many of these teens need help but are afraid to ask for it.  One possible reason for their reluctance is the stigma associated with self-harming behavior and mental health. 

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Getting a Good Night's Sleep

Getting a Good Night's Sleep | Counselling and Psychology | Scoop.it
How many times did you hit the snooze button this morning? We all crave sleep, but too many nights we fall short of the seven or eight hours we need to thrive. An estimated 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from a chronic sleep disorder, according to the Institute of Medicine.
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How many times did you hit the snooze button this morning? We all crave sleep, but too many nights we fall short of the seven or eight hours we need to thrive. An estimated 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from a chronic sleep disorder, according to the Institute of Medicine.

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Understanding the Changing Landscape of Gender Identity

Understanding the Changing Landscape of Gender Identity | Counselling and Psychology | Scoop.it
Gender identity is typically defined as the concept of the self as male or female. But the reality of gender identity is far more complex since gender variance is not uncommon. For example, gender identity may differ from an individual’s birth-assigned gender.
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Gender identity is typically defined as the concept of the self as male or female. But the reality of gender identity is far more complex since gender variance is not uncommon. For example, gender identity may differ from an individual’s birth-assigned gender.

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How Does Low Self-Esteem Negatively Affect You? | World of Psychology

How Does Low Self-Esteem Negatively Affect You? | World of Psychology | Counselling and Psychology | Scoop.it
We live in a world where there is an epidemic of low self-esteem. It affects almost every aspect of our lives, from how we think about ourselves to the way we think about or react to life situations.

When negative influences and thoughts are prevalent — generated either from within ourselves or through others — it adversely affects the way we feel about ourselves. It also affects the experiences we have in our lives.
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We live in a world where there is an epidemic of low self-esteem. It affects almost every aspect of our lives, from how we think about ourselves to the way we think about or react to life situations. When negative influences and thoughts are prevalent — generated either from within ourselves or through others — it adversely affects the way we feel about ourselves. It also affects the experiences we have in our lives.

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder | Psychology Today

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder | Psychology Today | Counselling and Psychology | Scoop.it
Although it is always kicked off by a terrifying event, PTSD may have roots in biology as much as in experience. Exposure therapy and other psychotherapy, and medication, all have a role in treating the flashbacks, anger outbursts, physical distress and other signs of the disorder.
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Although it is always kicked off by a terrifying event, PTSD may have roots in biology as much as in experience. Exposure therapy and other psychotherapy, and medication, all have a role in treating the flashbacks, anger outbursts, physical distress and other signs of the disorder.

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The Psychological Wounds of Domestic Violence

or many people, there are few things that evoke a more reassuring sense of warmth, comfort, stability, and safety than going home. Many people see their home as a personal stronghold—a bastion of unconditional love and support. At home we tend to have more freedom, more time for family, and for a few hours, at least, we are afforded an escape from the hustle of the day. For victims of domestic violence, however, the home is anything but a refuge.
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For many people, there are few things that evoke a more reassuring sense of warmth, comfort, stability, and safety than going home. Many people see their home as a personal stronghold—a bastion of unconditional love and support. At home we tend to have more freedom, more time for family, and for a few hours, at least, we are afforded an escape from the hustle of the day. For victims of domestic violence, however, the home is anything but a refuge.

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Eating disorders

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In a society that continues to prize thinness even as Americans become heavier than ever before, almost everyone worries about their weight at least occasionally. People with eating disorders take such concerns to extremes, developing abnormal eating habits that threaten their well-being and even their lives. This question-and-answer fact sheet explains how psychotherapy can help people recover from these dangerous disorders.
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In a society that continues to prize thinness even as Americans become heavier than ever before, almost everyone worries about their weight at least occasionally. People with eating disorders take such concerns to extremes, developing abnormal eating habits that threaten their well-being and even their lives. This question-and-answer fact sheet explains how psychotherapy can help people recover from these dangerous disorders.

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Children and Trauma: Update for Mental Health Professionals

Children and Trauma: Update for Mental Health Professionals | Counselling and Psychology | Scoop.it
uch of our knowledge about PTSD is based on studies of adults. As evidenced by the birth of new scientific disciplines (e.g., developmental translational neuroscience), it is clear that what we learn from research involving adults may not necessarily be applicable to children and adolescents.
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Much of our knowledge about PTSD is based on studies of adults. As evidenced by the birth of new scientific disciplines (e.g., developmental translational neuroscience), it is clear that what we learn from research involving adults may not necessarily be applicable to children and adolescents.

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Anger management: What works and what doesn't

Anger management: What works and what doesn't | Counselling and Psychology | Scoop.it
There are three possible approaches to deal with anger: (1) stuff it, (2) express it, and (3) get rid of it. Each approach is discussed briefly below.
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There are three possible approaches to deal with anger: (1) stuff it, (2) express it, and (3) get rid of it. Each approach is discussed briefly in this article.

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What Makes Marriage Work?

What Makes Marriage Work? | Counselling and Psychology | Scoop.it
If you are worried about the future of your marriage or relationship, you have plenty of company. There's no denying that this is a frightening time for couples. More than half of all first marriages end in divorce; 60 percent of second marriages fail. What makes the numbers even more disturbing is that no one seems to understand why our marriages have become so fragile.
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If you are worried about the future of your marriage or relationship, you have plenty of company. There's no denying that this is a frightening time for couples.

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Eating disorders

Eating disorders | Counselling and Psychology | Scoop.it
People with eating disorders take such concerns to extremes, developing abnormal eating habits that threaten their well-being and even their lives. This question-and-answer fact sheet explains how psychotherapy can help people recover from these dangerous disorders.
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People with eating disorders take such concerns to extremes, developing abnormal eating habits that threaten their well-being and even their lives. This question-and-answer fact sheet explains how a psychologist can help people recover from these dangerous disorders.

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